I haven't been online much the past couple of weeks for a couple of reasons, and I thought I'd better update, since the longer I'm away, the easier it is to stay away sadly.
My hard drive died on the 21st, freaking the heck out of me, and alternately, causing me to thank God profusely that we'd extending out warranty with Apple Care the night before! There was some discussion that it might be saved, but after our appointment at the Genius Bar it was found that it was gone forever. Luckily, a new hard drive was covered and I ended up buying upgraded software, an idea I'd been tossing around anyway for a while. Additionally, I happily found a memory stick that I'd forgotten that I'd saved pretty much all my files, save Celia's modifiable pattern- I had the pdf of it, so now I'll just go back and recreate her pattern. The only thing I was upset about losing were all of my images in iPhoto, though it may be a good thing because organizing them was looking pretty daunting to me, and I have them all backed up on CD's. Sadly, my husband, whose been pretty much spending 3-4 evenings weekly working on his family history ended up losing everything back until August which is the last time he backed up his files.
My husband's also been off of work since the 21st, the school district he works for is closed for 2 weeks for the holidays, so we get him home with us, and have been taking advantage of his presence to the fullest. We've not been home much, except to tend to our little sickie baby girl over the course of last weekend, and even then, we've just been super busy. Christmas was fun, and happily OVER, so now once I finish my niece's blanket I can get back to my own fun stuff.
I've been alternately working on her blanket and my daughter's angel doll, I've almost got the wings on her just the way I want them, and now only have the hair to decide on. Oh, and I guess halo placement. We'll be going out of town again today until probably the 2nd or 3rd going to stay with my aunt, whose also hosting my grandparents. It should be fun spending New Year's Eve with them, especially since it's my grandma's birthday as well.
Anyhoo, just wanted to give a quick update, and now I've spent too much time doing it!